NEW YORK (USA): The SportsBusiness Journal announced today that the 2010 ING New York City Marathon is a finalist for “Sports Event of the Year” at the 2011 SBJ Sports Business Awards. The award honors the greatest events in the industry for “effectively offering best in class entertainment, improving market and brand strength, generating new revenue and growth, and initiating projects that give back to the community.” Previous winners in this category have included the Super Bowl and the NHL’s Winter Classic.
MANCHESTER (GBR): European silver medallist Chris Thompson and Helen Clitheroe - fresh from her recent European Indoor 3000 metres success - will compete at the BUPA Great Manchester Run on May 15. Writes David Martin. The pair will carry British hopes at the high profile and world class IAAF Gold Label event where a record field of 38000 runners will line up for the ninth staging of the 10 kilometres race. Thompson currently faces the most difficult task of the duo against reigning champion Haile Gebrselassie and Australia’s Craig Mottram.
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